Tennis was first contested as a Summer Olympic sport in the 1896 Olympic Games, held in Athens. In the inaugural Olympic Games, only two tournaments were played: men's singles and men's doubles . Women were allowed to start to compete in singles and mixed doubles tennis events at the Olympic Games in 1900 .
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After a long wait of 64 years IT was reintroduced in the 1988 Seoul Games and has been a part of the Olympics ever since. As of 2008 Beijing Games, it is USA that is at the top with 17 gold medals. However, as far as total medals tally is concerned, it is Great Britain that leads with 40 medals: 15 gold, 13 silver, and 12 bronze.
Venus Williams (four gold, one silver) and Kathleen McKane Godfree (one gold, two silvers, and two bronzes) are the all-time record holders for the most Olympic tennis medals, with five each. Andy Murray is the only player to have won two singles gold medals, and the only singles player to have retained the Olympic title.
Tennis was first played at Summer Olympics in the 1896 Olympic Games, held in Athens. In this tournament, only two events were played: men's singles and men's doubles. Between 1928 and 1984, tennis was not included in the Olympic Games program and made a comeback in 1988 at Seoul Olympics.
Germany’s Alexander Zverev defeated the Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo to become the first German Olympic tennnis champion for 33 years. Zverev produced yet ...
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Tennis Alexander Zverev wins gold in men's singles tennis beating ROC's Karen Khachanov who takes silver Alexander Zverev wins gold in men's singles tennis beating ROC's Karen Khachanov who takes silver
Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was held between 24 July and 1 August 2021 at the Ariake Tennis Park . The tournament featured 191 players in five events: singles and doubles for both men and women and mixed doubles. The hard-court Deco Turf surface at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was chosen by the Tokyo Organizing Committee.
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